Monthly Archives: September 2013

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  • WESTBROOK'S ESSO

WESTBROOK’S ESSO

1927 Restored Service Station with highway memorabilia.  Fun photo opportunity.  Call for appointments!

101 W. High Street, Kingwood, W.Va. 26537
304-329-1100

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WWII LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND

Held in June each year, the WWII Living History weekend will feature a war re-enactment, vendors, presentations by historians, breakfasts, a dance and more. The event is held in Rowlesburg, an old Railroad town in Preston County. Also open to the public during the event are the railroad museum and Curiosity Shoppe.

RR 72, Rowlesburg, W.Va. 26425

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WV DAY CELEBRATION

The West Virginia Day celebration in Kingwood celebrates the birthday of the state each year on June 20. Held at the McGrew House in Kingwood, the event features WV artifacts and stories, photographs and more.

Refreshments and some entertainment is available. The community works together to commemorate the creation of West Virginia as a state.

Main Street, Kingwood, W.Va. 26537

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  • Working Farms

WORKING FARMS

Tour one of our agricultural treasures with trout, sheep, alpaca, longhorn, rabbit, tomato or maple farms.  Contact the CVB for more information on tours of these working farms.

1-800-571-0912 or 304-329-4660

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VIRGINIA IRON FURNACE

Located along Rt. 26 in Albright, West Virginia, the Virginia Iron Furnace is a structure still standing where visitor’s can stop to experience a piece of WV History. The historic water-powered blast furnace that pre-dates the Civil War was built in 1854 and was used as a charcoal iron furnace used to smelt iron.  The furnace remained in operation until the 1890’s and in 1933 the Virginia Furnace was acquired by the Kingwood Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution who created a roadside park at the furnace site.

RR 26, Albright W.Va. 26519

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VALLEY DISTRICT FAIR

The Valley District Fair is held each summer in Reedsville at the Reedsville Volunteer Fire Department grounds. Activities include a pageant, parade, food vendors, small games and entertainment. There are also mud bog, truck & tractor and ATV races and pulls.

RR 7, Reedsville, W.Va. 26547

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  • THE SZILAGYI CENTER

THE SZILAGYI CENTER

The Szilagyi Center for the Visual and Performing Arts (formerly Rowlesburg school) is owned and operated by the Rowlesburg Revitalization Committee, Inc.

The building is renovated and currently houses the WWII Museum, a small cafe, B&O Bridge exhibit, Train Exhibit, Library and Sports Museum.

There are rooms available to rent for business opportunities. There is also internet service in the building.

Contact Kathleen Wolfe Orescanin at 304-454-9634 or 304-454-9232 for more information.
46 Center Street, Rowlesburg, W.Va. 26425

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TERRA ALTA FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Terra Alta offers a chance for residents and visitor’s to celebrate the oldest, continuous July 4th celebration in the state of West Virginia with carnival rides, vendors, fire department giveaways, chicken dinners cooked by the TAVFD, a parade, fireworks, and a demolition derby.

RR 7, Terra Alta, W.Va. 26764

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  • Smallest Church in Lower 48

SMALLEST CHURCH IN 48 STATES

Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church, proclaimed as the “smallest church in 48 states” is near Horse Shoe Run & Eglon, WV.  The church building is a 12 feet x 24 feet purpose built family church with an altar & 12 one-seat pews across an aisle.   The church is always open.
U.S. Rt. 219
304-678-8171

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  • Rowlesburg park

ROWLESBURG RIVERSIDE PARK

Rowlesburg Park is a multi-acre riverside public space that has picnic pavilions available to schedule with access to a BBQ grill. The area is next to the river which presents a scenic surrounding for family events. There is a functioning playground, a lighted path, tennis court, basketball court, whitewater events, fishing & bicycling tours.  There are also two baseball fields that have been renewed and house softball tournaments for men, women, co-eds, and T-ball for the younger children with a concession stand open during these times.

Any donations for use of the pavilions and park furniture is always appreciated.

Rowlesburg, W.Va. 26425
304-454-2441

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